I just received this message ... just after deciding that there needed to be a Tr-Ac-Net blog about mobile data.
This is good information ... and a tiny indication of the scale of the mobile data opportunity.
Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO Mobile Use
Apologies for cross-posting!
We are pleased to announce the release of a new report on Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO Mobile Use - http://
Mobile technology is transforming the way advocacy, development and relief organizations accomplish their institutional missions. This is nothing news to readers of MobileActive.org, of course! The recent report Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO Mobile Use, released today by the United Nations Foundation and The Vodafone Group Foundation, brings this point home.
Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO Mobile Use was written by Sheila Kinkade (ShareIdea.org) and myself, and commissioned by the United Nations Foundation-Vodafone Group Foundation Technology Partnership. The report examines emerging trends in “mobile activism” by looking at 11 case studies of groups active in the areas of public health, humanitarian assistance and environmental conservation.
The link again: http://mobileactive.org/wireless-technology-social-change-trends-ngo-mobile-use.
Please feel free to pass on to other interested parties, and thanks!
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Mobile data are almost certainly going to be central to the deployment of Tr-Ac-Net's Community Impact Accountancy (CIA) and to various sector initiatives, such as malaria where Tr-Ac-Net is collaborating.